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Canada's one-third of recent cannabis users admit driving under drug influence: Govt survey

Toronto/IBNS: In spite of campaigns to raise public awareness and law enforcement training to check marijuana-impaired driving, it was revealed by a new government survey that a third of Canadians who've recently used cannabis admit that they've been behind the wheel after consuming cannabis.

Pot-laced edibles that resemble children's candy are leading to surge in poisonings in Canada: Report

Canada/IBNS: Hundreds of websites selling illicit edibles with packages designed to resemble all types of candy and chocolate bars were found by Go Public, an investigative news segment on CBC-TV, radio, and the web after concerns were raised in Canada about a spike in poisonings.

Canada Border Service Agency seizes over 1,400 kg of suspected cannabis

Ottawa/IBNS: Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) said it has seized more than 1,400 kilograms of suspected cannabis from two locations in the Greater Toronto Area, CBSA reports said.

Canada: Cannabis stores in Ontario set to open today

Toronto, Apr 1 (IBNS): The first brick-and-mortal cannabis stores in Ontario are all set to open on Monday, media reports said.

Canada: Alberta's cannabis industry doing better than other provinces, says Premier Notley

Edmonton, Jan 2 (IBNS): Alberta Premier Rachel Notley has said her province is well ahead in the country when it comes to cannabis industry.

Canada: BC farmers planning to grow cannabis

Victoria, Oct 15 (IBNS): British Columbia (BC) farmers are now planning to grow cannabis, which is set to get legalised in Canada on Wednesday, in their farm lands, media reports said.

Quebec's raising of legal age for smoking cannabis could lead to organised crime: Canada PM Trudeau

Yerevan, Oct 13 (IBNS): Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has said the Quebec government's plan to raise the minimum age for smoking cannabis could lead to an organised crime, media reports said.

Health Canada unveils regulations for legalised recreational marijuana

Ottawa, Jun 28 (IBNS): Health Canada has unveiled regulations for the recreational marijuana, which is set to be legalised nationwide on Oct 17, media reports said.

Canada: Ontario premier-elect Doug Ford seeks consultations on marijuana legalisation

Toronto, Jun 22 (IBNS): Ontario premier-elect Doug Ford is seeking further consultations on marijuana legalisation in the province, media reports said.

Canada: Cannabis will be legal in October, says PM Justin Trudeau

Ottawa, Jun 21 (IBNS): Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has said cannabis will be legal in the country on Oct 17, media reports said.

Canada legalises use of recreational marijuana

Ottawa, Jun 20 (IBNS): After years of debate, the Canadian parliament has passed a nationwide law legalising the use of recreational marijuana or cannabis, reports said on Wednesday.

Canada: Marijuana will be legalised in Sept if bill passes by this week, says Blair

Ottawa, Jun 18 (IBNS): Canadian MP Bill Blair has said the use of marijuana will be legalised in September if the bill passes by the end of this week, media reports said.

More Canadians smoking pot compared to 1985: Statistics Canada

Ottawa, Feb 24 (IBNS): Consumption of Cannabis has more than doubled among Canadians who are 15 and older, a new Statistics Canada report said.

Canada: An urgent need for new prescription guidelines for medical marijuana

Ottawa, Feb 16 (IBNS): The guideline based on a review of clinical trials involving medical cannabis.published Thursday in the Canadian Family Physician journal, alleged that there was an overstatement of benefits of medical marijuana and research on its medicinal properties was lacking, media reports said.

CMA wants Health Canada, not industry, to design marijuana labelling

Ottawa, Feb 8 (IBNS): Designing marijuana packaging and product labelling --  an important way to educate consumers, especially young people about the risks of using marijuana --  should be left to federal officials and public health experts, not cannabis producers and distributors, said The Canadian Medical Association (CMA) recently.